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Klondike Nuggets

by jerombd - Jam Entry

It's a basic roguelike where you explore a XIXth gold mine.
Unfortunately, I added only few features: you can collect gold, food and lamps (very useful to avoid death).
The map reveal all the room.

The goal is (of course) to explore a lot of levels.

[arrows] or [numpad] to move.
[numpad 5] or [SPACE] to wait.
[L] to look around (buggy) and [SPACE] to escape.

I didn't have time to add these features:
- inventory
- fauna (AI, etc.)
- PNJ (ghost of dead prospectors! outlaws! spirits!)

tiles from tilesets made by Derk Yu
Font found on the Dwarf Fortress wiki:

My first attempt to make a roguelike: well, 3 days is not enough^^ So I probably add more stuff in the next weeks, and the post-LD version should more interesting.

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Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:32am

Love the dwarf fortress style graphics and game play.
A little confusing to start with though.

Skywilly says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:36am

Great visuals & the randomize situations works perfectly !

JoshOS says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:00pm

I'm not entirely a fan of this kind of game. But I took that emotion out and gave it an honest go.

Overall, it wasnt bad for a DOS Game lookalike!
I found there wasn't enough lamps, and the gameplay didn't feel all too rewarding; but I did enjoy myself for a good 5-10 minutes until I had absolutely no light, walking blind and suddenly died :P

Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:16am

like dwarf fortress!! great!! great!! =D

Nelly says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:42pm

I'm not understanding all of it? but it's really nice game! Thank you!

Integershift says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:15pm

Dwarf Fortress style and graphics were good!

GFM says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:46pm

Got to floor -7, but by then I had already lost my torch and could only see a smart part of the room. So, after wandering for a while I quit.
I hadn't played a proper roguelike game until now, but it was nice. It's a pity, though, that I was able to grab all those cool items but couldn't use them... =/

burgerdare says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:49pm

I like that your character actually leaves a trail of "footprints" behind. Makes it very easy to keep yourself from getting overly lost.

blockbot says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 12:41am

I really like where this game is going, I got confused when my viewable area started to disappear, then I died. I hope you do something more with this!

td1801 says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 4:33pm

Too bad you haven't finish that ! It's so cool !

Idkfawin32 says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 4:04pm

Great graphics, and I absolutely love the name of the game for some reason

May 7, 2014 @ 9:14pm

I like the mechanic of the vision range gradually creeping closer. Also, nice job with the text feedback when the player moves or takes action.

jujule says ...
May 7, 2014 @ 10:04pm

I love the the rogue like aesthetic so much that I enjoyed just walking around. That was actually one of the moodiest entry so far.
3 days is indeed short. Consider entering the 7drl. Good job nonetheless.

jerombd says ...
Jul 28, 2014 @ 11:17pm

v2 here:
Inventory + better code + some improvements. Still a shitty game^^ But I'd love to see someone create a real roguelike with this theme ;)

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